CFL's Alouettes own Tebow rights but are set at QB

Tim Tebow
Posted at 8:33 PM, Apr 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-29 16:34:16-04

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes would welcome Tim Tebow to the CFL — provided he's willing to compete for a job as a backup.

The New York Jets released the former Heisman Trophy winner Monday, a year after acquiring him in a trade with Denver.

His NFL future is now in doubt, and the CFL could be a landing spot. Montreal has exclusive negotiating rights to him.

But Anthony Calvillo is entrenched as Montreal's quarterback. He is 40 years old and entering his 20th CFL season. Former Boston College star Quinton Porter is the No. 2 QB.

General manager Jim Popp has not heard from Tebow or his representatives. He says he'd be happy to take a look at him, but he would "obviously be competing for a backup job."